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Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker
Tickets to Nutcracker will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 1, beginning at 11am.
Celebrate the magical sights and sounds of the holidays at Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker! Join us on a holiday voyage complete with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, live music, and the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet joined by student dancers from the Charleston community. This treasured holiday tradition was made even more magical in 2016, when it premiered with all new sets and costumes. Whether it’s a treasured family tradition or you’re experiencing it for the first time, Nutcracker promises magical holiday memories for years to come!

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker

Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker
Tickets to Nutcracker will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 1, beginning at 11am.
Celebrate the magical sights and sounds of the holidays at Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker! Join us on a holiday voyage complete with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, live music, and the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet joined by student dancers from the Charleston community. This treasured holiday tradition was made even more magical in 2016, when it premiered with all new sets and costumes. Whether it’s a treasured family tradition or you’re experiencing it for the first time, Nutcracker promises magical holiday memories for years to come!

Halsey Institute – Over the Moon, 13th Annual Membership Celebration

Halsey Institute – Over the Moon, 13th Annual Membership Celebration

Throughout the night, Halsey Institute Members will enjoy live music
curated by and featuring Lindsay Holler, feast on hors d’oeuvres and
spirits, and meet other art lovers, all while supporting the Halsey
Institute.

Our members support the Halsey Institute’s groundbreaking exhibition and
educational programming, which has become a vital part of the Charleston
community.

Dance the night away with other Halsey Institute members. To attend the
event, join or renew your membership online, or call us at 843-953-5652.
Membership levels begin at $40; $15 for students.

Free for Halsey Institute members

6:00 – 7:00pm: VIP Preview Party     For members a the Conceptualist Level ($500+) and above.  Enjoy the Party before the big crowd, or stay all night!

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

The Jill and John Chalsty Broadway Series the WIZARD OF OZ.

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Charleston! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film,WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel over the rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.

Notes Between the Shadows – World Premiere Ballet with Live String Quartet

Notes Between the Shadows – World Premiere Ballet with Live String Quartet

Life inspires art and vice-versa. Enjoy a unique performance where you’ll be immersed in a creative web of multiple artistic mediums. Charleston’s poet laureate, Marcus Amaker, joins the collaborative Ballet Evolution team adding his voice and words to the artistic creation of “Notes between the Shadows”. Three new works inspired by the work of Amaker and other authors come to life through movement and music by Ballet Evolution choreographer Jonathan Tabbert and the accomplished artists of Chamber Music Charleston. Exploring light and dark, time and space, love and loss; your interest will be peaked and your heart left inspired. Music by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and J.S. Bach.

BALLET HISPÁNICO

BALLET HISPÁNICO

Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in the United States, brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. Whether dancing on stage, in school, or in the street, Ballet Hispánico creates a space where few institutions are breaking ground. The organization’s founder, National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, sought to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. Today Ballet Hispánico is led by Eduardo Vilaro, an acclaimed choreographer and former member of the Company, whose vision of universal access to cultural identity, equity and quality arts education drives its programs. Ballet Hispánico has become a role model in and for the Latino community and is inspiring creativity and social awareness in our neighborhoods and across the country by providing access to arts education.

26th Annual Latin American Festival

26th Annual Latin American Festival

Experience sensational sounds and vibrant performances at the Latin American Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15 at Wannamaker County Park! This 26th annual event celebrates Latin American music, dance, art, food and children’s activities and is highlighted by amazing performances inspired by culture from around the globe.

All ages are invited to come groove to live Latin music from six-piece band Sharey & su grupo Klave from 12 – 1 p.m. The high energy Bakalao Stars will bring Latin Ska music to the stage from 2 – 3 p.m., and guests will end the day dancing along with the 12-piece horn group Orquesta Mayor from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey

In recognition of National Bullying Month, the Charleston Gaillard’s Education Initiative presents Lightwire’s Moon Mouse, the story of accepting differences.

Marvin the Mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril, and views awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves?

Lightwire Theater is proud to present Moon Mouse, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.

For more information on reserved school group performances, please visit our School Programs page. Evening performance is open to the public.  

TAJMO: The Taj Mahal & Keb’Mo’ Band

TAJMO: The Taj Mahal & Keb’Mo’ Band

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band sees Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album ‘TajMo’, coming May 5, 2017 on Concord Records.

While the two have known and influenced each other for decades, and Taj played a key role in Keb’s first record deal, ‘TajMo’ marks the first proper collaboration between Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’. The album was self-produced by the duo and was mixed by Grammy Award-winner Ross Hogarth and mastered by Grammy Award-winner Richard Dodd. The 11-song set includes covers of John Mayer and The Who, as well as 6 original songs.

Peppa Pig Live!

Peppa Pig Live!

Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises!